A new program this year is Trinity's visiting artist program in the Performing Arts Department. The program is designed to capitalize on the diversity and talent of the performing artists who live in, work in, and visit New York City. Throughout the academic year the department will bring in artists to perform for the students and then teach in their classes, expanding their educational experiences.
The Ed Palermo Big Band, headed by Ed Palermo...the arranger, alto saxophone and guitar playing band leader. The band is known for distinctive big band interpretations of the great twentieth century composer, Frank Zappa. Featured on NPR's Weekend Edition in 2006
and performing throughout New York City and the region, the band interprets Zappa's beautiful but notoriously difficult material with apparent ease. The band is comprised of professional musicians from in and around New York City, including Katie Jacoby (electric violin) and Bruce McDaniel (guitar) who are featured in this video.
This video provides a unique opportunity to see segments from the band's concert during Upper School Community Time and to watch Katie Jacoby and Bruce McDaniel work with Middle School and Upper School students.